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Man robbed at knifepoint as he used cash machine

Police have released an e-fit of a man sought in connection with a robbery in Horsham.

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About 1am on Wednesday 15 May, officers on patrol were flagged down by a member of the public who claimed he had just been robbed at knife point in Carfax.

An unknown man is reported to have approached him at a cash machine and demanded money. When the victim refused, he was followed to his car, where the suspect brandished a knife.

The victim threw some cash on the floor to appease the suspect, who made off from the scene on a mountain bike described as very new in appearance, and with a white frame.

Police carried out a search for the offender in the area, but there was no trace of him.

He is described as white, aged 18 to 20, about 5’7″ and of skinny build. He had very dark hair that was curly and over his ears, and was well spoken.

He was wearing a dark coloured beanie style hat, and a cream or white zip-up jacket with a dark coloured raised collar and a hood.

Anyone who recognises the suspect or who witnessed the incident is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 45 of 15/05.

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Young woman escapes sexual assault along main road in Horsham

Police in Horsham are seeking a man who attacked a woman in the street.

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At about 8.15am on Saturday (25 May) the 26-year-old woman was walking west along Harwood Road, Horsham, when she became aware of a man following her as she crossed the roundabout junction with Comptons Lane.

As she continued along Harwood Road the man grabbed her and pushed her up against a fence and attempted to sexually assault her.

However she kneed him and hit him in the face and was able to run off. The man did not follow her and ran off in the direction from which he had come.

He was described as white, about 20, quite skinny and tall, wearing a tracksuit, and dark grey or black trainers.

PC Neil Twelves said;

“The victim was very shaken by the incident but was not physically hurt.

“This is a very unusual incident for the area, there is no pattern of any similar recent incidents.

“If anyone was either in the area that morning saw anything of what happened, or has any other information, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 339 of 25/05.”

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